Donna Sweaney

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Donna Sweaney
Vermont House Of Representatives, Windsor 1
In office
1997 - Present
Term ends
January 7, 2015
Years in position 17
Base salary$604.79/week
Per diem$162/day (non-commuter)
$61/day (commuter)
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected1996
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sYoungstown State University, 1966
Master'sUniversity of Hartford, 1974
BirthdayJune 18, 1943
Place of birthSteubenville, Ohio
ProfessionSchool Counselor/Teacher
Office website
Donna Sweaney (b. June 18, 1943) is a Democratic member of the Vermont House of Representatives, representing Windsor-1. She was first elected to the chamber in 1996. She previously represented Windsor-3 from 1997 to 2013.


Sweaney earned her BA from Youngstown State University in 1966. She went on to receive her MEd from the University of Hartford in 1974.

Sweeney is a School Counselor and Elementary School Teacher.

Sweaney served as Chair of the Windsor Select Board from 1986 to 1987.

Committee assignments


At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Sweaney served on the following committees:

Vermont Committee Assignments, 2013
Government Operations, Chair
Government Accountability, Chair


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Sweaney served on these committees:


In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Sweaney served on these committees:



See also: Vermont House of Representatives elections, 2012

Sweaney won re-election in the 2012 election for Vermont House of Representatives Windsor 1. Sweaney was unopposed in the August 28 Republican primary and won re-election in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[1][2]

Vermont House of Representatives, Windsor 1 District, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Bartholomew Incumbent 38.2% 2,384
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDonna Sweaney Incumbent 38.5% 2,402
     Republican Ryan Palmer 23.2% 1,448
Total Votes 6,234


See also: Vermont House of Representatives elections, 2010

Sweaney ran for re-election to the Windsor 3 District in 2010. She ran unopposed in the primary election and in the general election on November 2, 2010.[3]

Campaign donors


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


In 2010, a year in which Sweaney was up for election, she collected $700 in donations.[4]


Sweaney has a husband, William Balllantyne.

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